ACORE Statement on the Treasury Department’s Proposed Regulations on the Advanced Manufacturing Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released proposed regulations today on the Section 45X Advanced Manufacturing Production Tax Credit for solar and wind components, inverters, batteries, and qualifying critical minerals. Following is a statement from José Zayas, Executive Vice President of Policy and Programs for the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE):

“ACORE applauds the Biden-Harris administration and members of Congress responsible for enacting into law this critical tax incentive, one of several key tools the industry now has to grow its domestic manufacturing capabilities. Over the past year, nearly $100 billion in clean energy manufacturing investments have been announced, with plans for close to 100 new facilities across the U.S. – including several from ACORE members – that will support thousands of good-paying American jobs.

“However, this remarkable progress is only just beginning. We deeply appreciate the work the Treasury Department and the IRS did to issue these proposed regulations this year, as projections show the Section 45X manufacturing tax credit will help spur billions of dollars in new economic activity over its life. The inclusion of key components, including emerging battery technologies and offshore wind vessels, in addition to prior guidance unlocking the direct pay option for the 45X credit, provides needed clarity for our sector as we work toward achieving the enhanced domestic manufacturing base we need to meet the growing demand for clean and renewable power, secure our grid, lower costs, and maximize American competitiveness.”

ACORE submitted both individual and joint comments to the U.S. Treasury Department seeking clear guidance on a range of important issues, including Section 45X. ACORE staff has also participated in multiple conversations and roundtables with the Administration on the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act.


About ACORE:
For more than 20 years, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has been the nation’s premier pan-renewable nonprofit organization. ACORE unites finance, policy, and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit

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